Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Those who prefer the life of the world to the hereafter and divert others from the way of God, and seek distortion for it, they are far astray. [14: 3]

Hadith of the Day:
No Muslim has permission to cut off relations with another Muslim for more than three days. As long as they remain estranged, they will stray away from the truth. The reward for the first one of them to repair the relationship will be the expiation of his/her sin of estrangement. If they die before they mend their ties, neither of them will go to Paradise. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Speak, and be known, for a man is hidden under his tongue. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
It is usually wiser not to tell your private concerns to others, especially if they are unattractive, offensive, or lacking in merit. Guarding a secret is the same as guarding ones honor. If you want to tell someone a secret, be sure that you could trust him or her with your honor. He or she must be as meticulous about keeping your secret as he or she would be about his or her own honor.

Keeping a secret and respecting the secrets of others, as opposed to prying into them, is a virtue related to self-discipline and sensitivity. Those who lack understanding cannot guard a secret, those who do not care about the consequences of words and actions cannot be considered discreet.

Hearts are created as safes for keeping secrets. Intelligence is their lock; will- power is their key. No one can break into the safe and steal its valuables if the lock or key are not faulty. Bear in mind that those who carry others' secrets to you might bear yours to others. Do not give such people any chance to learn even the smallest details of your private concerns. If you entrust another secret to someone who previously disclosed one, your lack of perception and poor judgment is plain for all to see. One whose own heart is firm and who is vigilant cannot be deceived. [Pearls of Wisdom]

Food for Thought:

Explain what you must, but never give away all your secrets. A secret is a power only as long as it stays with its owner, but is a weapon that may be used against its owner if it passes into the hands of others.

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